Film Analysis

The first time I truly fell in love with film was as a pimply-faced teenager working at a Blockbuster starting in 2003. Perusing the aisles, while working there, I had access to hundreds of films I’d never even heard of. When a cover caught my eye, I’d take it home to watch later that night after my shift was done. Staring into the television set in a dark house, I fell in love with a medium that has stuck with me to this day.

I’ve been missing my college days when I wrote movie reviews for fun. Now I want to do something similar, but more in the vein of Pauline Kael and traditional film analysis. In a culture where movies are most known by their rating, I want to examine these films not for their entertainment, but instead for their artistic value and impact on culture. So here we go!

Oak Cliff Photography

As some of you may or may not know, I live in the quaint and beloved area of Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. I've lived here for nearly two years and during that time, I've taken photographs of the landscapes, people and typography of the area. Here are some that especially captured my interest.

American flag hung in a neighbor's window.

American flag hung in a neighbor's window.

Neon signage of a Great Gatsby quote at the local eyeglass shop.

Neon signage of a Great Gatsby quote at the local eyeglass shop.

Boutique housewares store down the street from my apartment.

Boutique housewares store down the street from my apartment.

Capturing some of the architecture of the many industrial mills in the area.

Capturing some of the architecture of the many industrial mills in the area.